This is a sweet, tart and delicious apple pie. Guaranteed to please. Be sure to use Granny Smith apples since they work the best.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

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  • Mix together the sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon peel.

  • Line one crust in a 9-inch deep-dish pie pan. Layer 1/3 of apples into pie crust. Sprinkle with sugar mixture and repeat until done. Sprinkle with lemon juice and dot with butter.

  • Place second pie crust on top of filling and flute the edges. Cut vents in top crust and brush with milk for a glazed appearance if desired.

  • Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 40 to 50 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

382 calories; protein 3.5g; carbohydrates 56.5g; fat 16.8g; cholesterol 4.4mg; sodium 248.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (134)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2007
The lemon really makes this pie exceptional! Drop the temperature to 350 F after 25 minutes, and use a baking ring. Read More
(66)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/25/2003
Lisa, Such a volume of apples 'way overfilled the 9-inch plate. Then , the crust started to get real dark after 35 minutes, but the insides had barely begun to cook! ( I took the heat down to 350 at that point). Suggestions for a little "twist " on your classic recipe: for the white sugar, I tried half white and half brown. I also added a smidgen of fresh ground ginger root. Read More
(72)
177 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 126
  • 4 star values: 36
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 3 stars
09/25/2003
Lisa, Such a volume of apples 'way overfilled the 9-inch plate. Then , the crust started to get real dark after 35 minutes, but the insides had barely begun to cook! ( I took the heat down to 350 at that point). Suggestions for a little "twist " on your classic recipe: for the white sugar, I tried half white and half brown. I also added a smidgen of fresh ground ginger root. Read More
(72)
Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2007
The lemon really makes this pie exceptional! Drop the temperature to 350 F after 25 minutes, and use a baking ring. Read More
(66)
Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2005
I had made other apple pie recipes,but this one was the best tasting and very easy to make.Because I didn't have a fresh lemon rind to zest.I just didn't put it in the suggested recipe.However,I did add the suggested amount of lemon juice,as I did have that on hand.My husband,as well as, my 18 year old son loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2002
I am relatively new to pie baking and this makes a lovely apple pie. I used a pie ring towards the end of baking to keep the rim from over browning. Would definitely bake it again. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2007
This was my first pie and it turned out perfect. Great recipe. I did use 6 cups of apple instead of 7 and I followed someone's suggestion of lowering temp after 25 minutes. People were fighting over the last piece. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
It was a bit dry. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2011
loved the "new" flavor of lemon zest. Used brown sugar instead of white and only 1/3 cup.... Still tasted great! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2003
I made this for thanksgiving and everyone loved it. Even the kids. I made it again with the same great results. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2008
This was like the greatest apple pie i've ever done...!! Your recipe was so nice and easy to follow. Thanks for sharing it. Read More
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